Film critic's notebook
• Arlington Heights native Collin Souter will show a trilogy of his short films at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St., Chicago. All three films star 14-year-old Winnetka actors Teddy Fischer and Eliza Tilson.
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"March April," "Folktale" and "Meaningful Gestures" (a Chicago premiere) will be shown free. (A donation of $5 is suggested.) The shorts run about an hour followed by a Q&A with Souter and cast members. Go to chicagofilmmakers.org.
• Celebrate Memorial Day with a double feature of war movies this weekend at the Skokie Theater.
"Patton," starring Oscar winner George C. Scott (who refused to accept the statuette because he didn't approve of actors competing for awards), will be shown at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 25.
"M*A*S*H," director Robert Altman's critique of the Vietnam War camouflaged as the Korean conflict, will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25.
Tickets cost $7; same-day double feature passes cost $10. Tickets available at SkokieTheatre.org or by calling (847) 677-7761.
• The Chicago Film Critics Association and Hollywoodsnitch.com will show Chevy Chase's 1985 detective film "Fletch" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Studio Movie Grill, 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton. CFCA member Matt Sheehan will introduce the movie and conduct a Q&A session following. Go to chicagofilmcritics.org or studiomovie grill.com for tickets. They cost $2.
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